Verry Elleegant (NZ) and Zaaki (GB) head George Main Stakes market

Verry Elleegant (NZ) and Zaaki (GB) shape as two of the headline acts of this spring and the star duo dominate TAB’s market released on Tuesday for the $500,000, Group 1 WFA George Main Stakes (1600m) at Randwick on September 19th.

Eight-time Group 1 winner Verry Elleegant and Group 1 Doomben Cup winner Zaaki share $3 favouritism in the market and are the only runners at single-figure odds with Colette, Mo’Unga (NZ) and Probabeel (NZ) the joint $11 second elects.

The George Main Stakes market went live on Tuesday morning, along with markets for the Melbourne Cup Carnival’s two Group 1 three-year-old staying events; the Victoria Derby and VRC Oaks, both over 2500m at Flemington.

Runaway Eagle Farm Group 1 JJ Atkins winner Converge heads Derby betting at $8, with the two horses that beat home Converge in the Group 1 Champagne Stakes over 1600m at Randwick in April – Captivant and Hilal – on the $11 second line, along with Saif.

Argentia went up the $8 favourite when Thousand Guineas betting opened last week and she holds the same position in the Oaks market, clear of Saturday’s brilliant Byerly Handicap winner Gonnadancelot and Four Moves Ahead, who are both at $11.



$3.00    Verry Elleegant, Zaaki
$11        Colette, Mo’Unga, Probabeel
$15        Cascadian, Hungry Heart, Keiai Nautique, Kolding, Think It Over
$26        Aegon, Brandenburg, Dreamforce, Duais, Forbidden Love, Harmony Rose, Icebath,
               Lions Roar, Montefelia, Nettoyer
$51+      Quote others

VICTORIA DERBY @ Flemington on October 30th

$8.00    Converge
$11        Captivant, Hilal, Saif
$15        Aktolgali, Giannis, Port Louis, Royalzel, Tutukaka, With Your Blessing
$26        Blushing Tycoon, Generation, Jigsaw, Lightsaber, Lina’s Legend, Maurice’s Medad,
              Micro, Three Kings, Turn It Up Tommy, Volcanic Rock
$51+      Quote others

VRC OAKS @ Flemington on November 4th

$8          Argentia
$11        Four Moves Ahead, Gonnadancealot
$15        Biscayne Bay, Gin Martini, La Rocque, Mac N Cheese, Mallory, Queen Of Wizardry
              She’s All Class
$26        Arcaded, Cloudy, Crystal Bound, Flying Evelyn, Hoi An, Invincible Tears, Jameae
              Najmaty, Robodira, Seradess, Sky Command, Testimonial, Tilianam, Trifaccia
$51+      Quote others